Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library Author Talk Series

Tenley-Friendship Library

Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library Author Talk Series

A History of Rock Creek Park by Scott Einberger

Join Scott Einberger for his author talk on A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness and Washington, D.C. The author talk, part of the Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library author talk series, will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. 

In his engaging book, author and historian Scott Einberger traces the human, natural and urban history of Rock Creek Park, the largest park in the nation's capital.

The park's grounds were the site of the bloody Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens, and presidents like Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson exercised and picnicked in the park the same way many visitors do today. From the cabin of eccentric poet Joaquin Miller to the oldest house in Washington today, the many stories and legends surrounding the park are sure to entertain and inform.

Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park stands as a wild and wonderful natural gem among a burgeoning metropolis. But while local residents flock to its trails and roads on weekends to hike, jog and bicycle, they are largely unaware of its diverse history.